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The & A Baby – How it Changes Your World

Well, it’s been awhile.  A long while — and not because I wanted it to be but because I was still busy trying to get a grip on this new all encompassing mom-ness.  I was not at all prepared.

Amelie was born late; 41 weeks and made her grand entrance.  The initial shock of coming off the pregnancy hormones and sudden lack of sleep was overwhelming.  The hormones and the over the top emotions slowly dwindled but never completely went away.  I’ve worked with children as a preschool teacher, nanny, and even as a pediatric nurse.  I thought I got kids.  I wasn’t expecting a spirited, always on the go, her way or the highway kind of child.  Sleep when the baby sleeps, they said.  She doesn’t sleep.  10-30 minute cat naps.  Moms talked about putting their baby down.  Up until her new found interest in toys, she didn’t even want to be put down.  Never mind that we had breastfeeding issues and I found myself with a baby that had a lip tie, tongue tie, torticollis and a dwindling milk supply.

I was not ready then.  I’m still not ready now in many ways.  It’s been challenging and beautifully sweet all at once.  And so much has changed…

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IT’S A GIRL!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled celiac related posts… for an announcement:

IT’S A GIRL!

If you’ve been reading any of the other posts, the Baby part of Two Celiacs & A Baby has been a he/she or it combination. We had decided from the beginning that we wanted to know the sex and yesterday, we had the ultrasound…

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Pregnancy Has Made Me Well-Adjusted?

Did you click on the article because you read the title?  The title reads like an oxymoron; a joke.  Who says pregnant women are well-adjusted?  Ha!  That’s sounds kind of crazy…  This woman must be mal-adjusted in her well-adjusted state!

My husband said this to me one day during my First Trimester tears.  “Pregnancy has made you well adjusted.”  We laughed about it and I had to ask what he meant… but now at 19 weeks, I think I understand.

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Teaching My Baby To Fail – The Pursuit of Happiness

It may seem counterintuitive; it feels like we live in a society that says success, success, success.  If you don’t get the A, you aren’t good enough.  If you don’t get the Ivy League degree, you aren’t good enough.  If you don’t, then you aren’t.  Everything is a competition against the person next to you that is doing it so much better.  Build a better, stronger, more competitive resume.  More time, longer work hours, stronger commitments.  Strive for the American Dream.  Strive for accomplishment and titles at the end of your name.  DNP, PHD, RN, BSN, MHP…

In the American Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers proclaimed that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. (Townhall.com)

What exactly did the founding fathers mean when they said we had the “right to the pursuit of happiness”?  Is the pursuit of happiness the pursuit of things?  Degrees? Grades? Practical jobs? Is it temporary moments of happiness?  Is it a 60 hour work week at a place makes us miserable?  Is it peer pressure?  Is it social constraints?  Is it judging others?

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